2018 Bombeck workshop emcee
Patricia Wynn Brown
Pat Wynn Brown is a performer, producer and author of two books, Hair-A-Baloo: The Revealing Comedy and Tragedy on Top of Your Head and Momma Culpa: One Mother Comes Clean and Makes Her Maternal Confession. Ms. Brown has performed her humor-memoir Hair Theater® shows across the U.S. She is a featured humorist in a PBS documentary, A Legacy of Laughter, about the life and work of Erma Bombeck. She also is a three-time winner of the James Thurber Summer Writing Contest. Her DVD featuring women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy is called The Hairdo Monologues: When Monsieur Chemo Styles Her Hair. Pat’s work and shows currently focus on trauma and the healing power of stories, laughter and hijinks. This includes shows and projects at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and a new memoir performance piece, The Beat Goes On, with dancer Karen Bell, where these two “women of a certain age” explain their staying power through movement, melodies and mayhem.